It’s time to mark your calendars again! The dates for the self-guided Outer Banks Parade of Homes are set for October 6th through the 9th, and plans to ensure another successful event are in full swing. Our unbelievable fall weather is no longer a secret, and this annual Parade has become a highlight for many offseason visitors.

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The year’s event showcases 19 homes stretching from Corolla to Nags Head with houses range in size from just over 1,200 square feet to one that exceeds 10,000. This is a great opportunity to travel the Outer Bank’s coastline, meet contractors, discuss vacation rental investments, confer about home renovations and learn about new construction materials and trending decorative styles.

Attendees pay $10 per ticket and receive a publication with property directions and brief highlights on each home and contractor. Your ticket is valid for the entire four days so you can tour at your own pace, and all proceeds are donated to local charities. The homes are open to the public from 10am – 6pm on Thursday through Saturday and the event ends at 3pm on Sunday. Featured homes compete in categories, and attendees cast votes that result in one “People’s Choice Award” winner per category.

During the Parade of Homes, you’ll find our team in Dream Builder’s featured home, “Vitamin Sea – House #4” located at 623 Tide Arch in Corolla. Building this vacation property was a labor of love for all of us, and although it wasn’t listed for sale, it sold during the construction process! Our objective was to secure solid rental income by building an affordable Outer Banks vacation home filled to the brim with unique upgrades and fine finishes. Once complete, we carefully outfitted each room with an emphasis on upscale comfort, style and vacation fun!